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Jordan Brown wins Lou Henson Player of the Year Award

Cajuns forward named top mid-major player in the nation.
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Posted at 9:14 PM, Mar 30, 2023

When the Sun Belt announced their men's basketball postseason awards on February 27th, it was a bit of a surprise that UL star Jordan Brown didn't win Player of the Year.

He was the preseason pick for the award. Then, he did everything required of an MVP.

But that snub was replaced with a pleasant surprise Thursday.

Brown was named the Lou Henson National Player of the Year, which goes to the top player at a mid-major school.

Brown is the first Cajun ever and the first player in Sun Belt History to win the award.

The forward ranked top 5 in the Sun Belt with 19.4 points and 8.7 rebounds. The junior was also the SBC Tournament Most Outstanding Player and led the Cajuns to their first NCAA tourney appearance since 2014.

Head Coach Bob Marlin is proud of how Brown has represented the Vermilion and White.

"He's a special player. He's made a big impact on our program," Marlin expressed. "I couldn't be more proud of the young man's he's given this year. The maturity. Professionalism. He leads through the way he works every day. And he doesn't take many days off."
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